In September of 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) implemented the Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC) program. The BRIC program replaced the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program.
Eligible sub-applicants include state agencies, local governments, and tribal governments. All entities seeking funding under BRIC must have a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Action Plan at the time the project is submitted to FEMA for consideration and at the time an award is made except for projects to develop or update mitigation plans. An exception to this requirement may be requested on a case-by-case basis in accordance with FEMA’s 2015 HMA Guidance.
TDEM expects FEMA to open the application period for the 2021 BRIC program in September. In advance of the open application period, eligible sub-applicants should review the BRIC resources located in the bar to the right. It is never too early to start planning a quality BRIC project, the resources provided will assist with understanding exactly what will be required to submit a complete application.
Once FEMA has identified the open application period, this page will be updated with additional information. If you should have any questions, please contact your regional unit chief.